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My mailbox post broke off of the cement in the ground, what’s the best way to fix or replace it?

the post box had 2 -2x6 boards somehow attached to the cement. The boards rotted out and fell over in a windstorm. I'd like to attach a 4x4 post bracket on the cement, then put a pressure treated 4x4 post for the mailbox. I think I need to get the bracket fixed so it's level before I drill into the cement. would I use an epoxy glue to do this?

Answer:

If you can bore a one-inch or larger hole down through the concrete stump, you might be able to sink a metal holder made for deck posts and pour a little binder cement around that. I mean, how strong do you need to hold some mail?
May 11, 2017
Some knucklehead clobbered my mailbox and sheared the wooden post right at the surface of the sidewalk. The homeowner's association fixed it by anchoring 2 L-brackets onto the sidewalk and fastened a new mailbox post right above the stump of the old post.
May 11, 2017
You would have to install some pretty sturdy anchors to hold the new post / box in place and expect it to stay put. I (myself) would dig it up and start over, being as I wouldn't like to have a a concrete hunk there all by itself. Or, move over a little and dig another hole, set your new post to the desired elevation, and sakrete the new post.
May 11, 2017
I would not. Just get a plastic anchor kit, drill into the cement, pound the anchor in and then screw the board into the anchor. It is not the post offices fault unless they hit it. They dont supply the mailbox you do.
May 11, 2017
dig out the cement and start over. or, talk to your post office about installing a central mailbox as it's safer.
May 11, 2017

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